What is your name and what city do you rep?
My name is Justin Dejesus aka SwizZy B of LoUd Life Crew. I’m currently in Colorado Springs putting on for the city but im originally from Orlando, Florida. That’s where it all started
What is unique about you and your music?
Well im a young, Energetic, Bilingual Hip Hop artist, From the deep conscience storytelling verses to the catchy, bouncy new age hooks My music inspires and relates to both the youth and older generations of hip hop lovers. Riddled in quick witted wordplay and realism I believe I embody what a modern day Emcee is supposed to be. I take pride in my live concerts and performances thats where I feel the most at home and what I am known for in Colorado, High Energy Rap/punk rock style show. We do it all from Crowd Surfing and Moshpits to Dancers and Water splashing.
What shaped your music?
My real life experiences, as well as a few musical influences from Bands to other Hip Hop artist. Alot of my inspiration comes from the ups and downs of my life outside of music. I grew up in one of the worst places to live in Florida so I was forced to see alot of different activities and walks of life. I like to write that and about the environment I grew up in cause that shaped not only my music but me as a person.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
Honestly, when I first started in 2012. I was 18 years old, Fresh out of high school ready to tackle on the business world haha I started LoUd Life Crew as an official licensed independent record label a month after my 18th birthday. I had a very strong vision on what I wanted to do, a 5 year plan and a great passion for music since I was a child and as soon as I was of age I went for it full force.
What type of music do you listen to?
I listen to all genres of music but mainly Hip Hop and R&B. Dave East has become one of my favorite artist out recently, Of course Tech N9ne and Snow Tha Product are on that playlist. Even some Kodak Black when the mood fits haha I listen to anything thats dope and gets me in a vibe.
Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?
Other than me? Haha Right now I would say Snow Tha Product, Also Caskey both very hardworking artist that make amazing music but don’t get the credit they deserve. At least thats how I feel, they might agree I don’t know.
How do you prepare for your performances?
Well I like to be as relaxed and clear minded as possible right before I go on stage. I’m always rehearsing so on show days I take it as easy as possible if not running around meeting and taking pictures with fans. If you haven’t caught a concert yet, I REALLY suggest you do, I promise you will love every minute.
What ignites your (song) writing flow?
Alot of built up emotion, I have alot to say and I want fans to feel the emotions I felt as I was writing it, I am developing a unique writing style and delivery to connect with fans worldwide.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
I spend alot of time with my family, Im laser focused on music 24/7 whenever im not I rather be at home with the kids playing video games or going on some kind of adventure in the Rocky Mountains.
Success to you is…
Achieving all the goals I set for myself and team, I also believe success is something that needs to be maintained, in why I believe no matter what level of life or success you see you should always continue to set higher ones. Live life with no limits.
What do you wish you were told when you first started rapping that you think would help artists starting out?
Work on your craft 24/7. Alot of artist that start rapping want to automatically jump into the big shows and touring and expect thousands of views, when they haven’t put out any good quality music. No offense. Everyone starts off locally and thats the reality of it so inflated egos are no help, Matter fact the more humble you are you attract more loyal fans, at least for me. You have to work your way up the ladder so start by going to local bars or wherever they do local showcases. Network with other artist that are doing the same thing you want to do. Its a process and you have to trust your process.
Any upcoming projects?
Yes, I have my OverWorked and Underpaid 2 Project with some special guest features and our First LoUd Life Crew Group Album Titled “LoUdNaTion” dropping on all Major Platforms in May.
Where do we find your music / music project?
You can find all my music and exclusive content on www.LoUdLifeCrew.com as well as Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL, Google Play, Amazon ect. Just search “SwizZy B”.
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